Discussion in 'Cats - all breeds / types' started by Pam Silas, Nov 1, 2012.
What is more easy, adopting a baby dog or a kitten? How we care them both together if adopts?
Adopting a baby anything requires a lot of time, effort, commitment and monetary funds. That being said, dogs are a bit more needy throughout their lives than cats. A dog will require that you exercise it and walk it outside to go to the bathroom several times a day(at least 4-5 times a day when they are puppies, and at least 3 times a day as an adult). Dogs will also require more vaccinations. Cats, like dogs, also need vaccinations as well as flea/heartworm monthly prevention, but overall they tend to be less expensive with normal yearly maintenance. I would suggest researching care of both species first before deciding. Reasonably, for a dog's average yearly care for food/supplies/medical expenses you should plan to spend approximately $700 to $1000 per year depending on how big they are and that does not include any unexpected medical expense for sickness or injury. For an indoor cat you should plan to spend anywhere from $300-500 per year. They are both wonderful companions in their own special ways. Good luck whatever you decide!
They are both high maintence but well worth it. We only adopted cats because it was easier for us to care for them. If you choose to adopt a cat or a dog together, it's best if they are puppies and kittens. The bonding will be much easier between them.
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